You have no idea how happy I am to be able to write the word spring in reference to the current season. It does seem that it has arrived here in our little corner of the world – at least this weekend. It has been one of those glorious set of days with the perfect mix of family and friends, sunshine and soft breezes, adventure and nesting.
Yesterday #4 and I were invited to spend the day with some of our favorite people. We traveled by ferry to one of our local islands where we spent the day together exploring beaches and coffee shops, visiting with truly special friends, and making new acquaintances.
We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather – the sun was shining and it was relatively warm. Bainbridge Island has to be one of the few places that I could TRULY imagine living – creating a home for my sweet family so close to the water, a small community, and the beauty that is island living.
We spent a good part of the day at our friend Liz’s fabulous sale – Seabold Vintage Market. It was crazy-busy! Our sweet friends Joe and Jermonne were there and it was great to be able to spend some time with all of them, as well as to meet so many of their good friends. #4 had the. best. time. with Liz’s daughter – the two of them romping through the woods, riding bikes, and generally running loose in the sunshine. I am pretty sure it will go down as one of his very favorite days spent with a friend.
On our way home on the ferry (at nearly 11 pm…) we remembered that it was a special night for the moon, so we rushed up to the upper deck of the ferry to take photos of it and to look at the stars. #4 also said a special goodbye to Bainbridge, with promises to return soon.
Today I was up early, outside doing a bit of clean-up and starting a bonfire. I had Coco and Chanel out and they too seem to be enjoying the arrival of spring. They spent 20 minutes running in circles, chasing each other and then dashing over to wherever I was on the property to check in. After they tired themselves out they enjoyed the sunshine grazing on the lawns. I can see my mowing time decreasing with the help of these darling girls~
The hens were out scavenging for bugs and various other treats this morning as well. They enjoy stretching their wings, going for short flights, and chasing each other around the farm. I love watching them play, venturing through pastures, over wood piles, and occasionally finding them exploring the barn. I can’t wait for the long, lazy days of summer, lounging in the hammock with a favorite magazine, watching all of the girls (and boys) playing in the pastures. It is coming – I can feel it!
Happy Sunday mes amies,